We got a new puppy last week, as company for our other dog through the day.
He is 7 weeks, the other dog is just over a year old. Both Staffy x's. Puppy is male, and other dog is Female.
However, the puppy just wont stop whinging when outside, even with the other dog, and now the other dog is starting to whinge.
I exercise them in the morning ( walk the older one ) and play numerously with the puppy to get good level of exercise out of them before work.
I feed the puppy, to ensure he has a full tummy, feed the other dog as normal. Give chewy bones to occupy, toys, water etc.
But the puppy wont stop whinging and now the older dog is starting to copy.
I just got back from walking DS to school and could hear the dogs crying, I'm jut grateful we have construction going on in the streets that it eliminates the noise a bit.
But how do I get on top of this behaviour. The only effective thing that seems to be working is a smack on the glass door ( which they are 2m away from ) and a stern no.
I've done it this morning, when they wouldn't stop, and then did it promptly when they started again 10mins later, and it has worked, but im just concerned when I'm not home.
They are inside and outside dogs, spend more time inside really. But they need to get used to being outside, well the older one is. Until the puppy starts crying, so does she.